‘This Is Us’ Star Chrissy Metz Wants Plus-Size Women to Be ‘Seen & Heard’ in Fashion

Jason Pham

Chrissy Metz was in middle school when she couldn’t fit into a pair of PE shorts. “They didn’t have any give to them,” she recalls to StyleCaster. “Everyone was wearing them, and there was no alternative, so I was like, ‘This is not going to be fun.’” 

It was around this age that Metz, who’s best known for her role as Kate Pearson in NBC’s This Is Us, became more aware of her size when it came to fashion. “In middle school, you’re just so impressionable and insecure,” Metz says. “I’d go into stores with my straight-sized friends, and I wouldn’t be able to fit into anything but necklaces or earrings. I thought I’d have to wear boys’ clothes because there just wasn’t any plus-size clothing, and if...

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